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 New! Mt. Penn Mudfest  New!


 
Saturday, April 18, 2015  – 10:00 am

“ONE OF TOP 10 TRAIL RACES NEW TRAIL RUNNERS MUST DO”- Oct/10 Issue: Runner’s World
 
A Pagoda Pacer Event- entry thru www.pretzelcitysports.com ONLY
Click here for 2015 on-line registration

Click here for 2015 race information PDF
 
Limited to first 400 entries!
No Race Day Entry/No Waiting List
 
Race Held in Memory of Fellow Pacer & Race Co-Director Bill Bradley
 
After 20 years of muddy fun on the Saturday before Easter, we have had to make a change in order to stay in our new home. We will now hold this race on the 3rd Saturday of April. We will no longer follow the Easter holiday weekend. We will start and finish the race at Mountain Springs and Captains Cove Restaurant and Bar .  The course will be similar to last years… a little mud in the very beginning and then a whole bunch of Mt Penn’s infamous ROCKS.
 
 
Awards Categories
Overall 5M/5F, 18-29: 5M/5F, 30-39: 5M/5F, 40-49: 5M/5F, 50-59: 5M/5F, 60-69: 3M/3F, 70+: 2M/2F
Also: 1st & 2nd Clydesdales/Clydettes Open (18-39) and Masters (40 & over) Not eligible for age group awards
Men: your weight (in lbs.) divided by your height (in inches) must be at least 2.7 lbs./inch.
Women: same formula but your “min” is 2.15 lbs./inch.
Sign up for Clydesdale/Clydette is on race day only during packet pickup
 
Registration/Packet Pickup: Race starts at 10 A.M. at Mountain Spring and Captains Cove Restaurant and Bar, 2619 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19606). All packet pickup occurs that morning. Pickup opens at 8:30 A.M.
 
Fee: $40 if entered by midnight, 3/9/15, $50 after that until midnight 4/4/15 or when we hit 400 entries; whichever happens first. Entry fee refunded (but not service charge) if canceling by 4/4/15, no refund after that. No substitutions allowed. Requests for Substitutions or for refunds after above cutoffs will be ignored. No “carry overs” to following year.

Your Goodies? An awesome Tee is in the works all finishers will get a finishers award. Runners will get tickets for hot food plus a beverage ticket (soda, cocoa/coffee or draft beer), the usual post-race goodies will also be available for the runners (oranges, bananas, bagels….) 3-4 water stops, medical help on site, nearby parking. Results will be posted on www.pagodapacers.com about 24-48 hrs. Race is “on” in any kind of weather. Awards will not be mailed so please stick around and enjoy the great food from Captains Cove.

Donations:  We will be accepting donations to the Berks County Conservancy during your online registration as well as before and after the race. Please help support the lands that we love to run in.

Parking: Simply put, parking is limited, (one of the reasons we lowered the number of entrants). So if you have 3 or more runners in your vehicle, you will be given priority parking spaces nearest to the start/finish line

PLEASE NOTE: Captains Cove is a public restaurant and as such, does not allow outside food or alcohol.  Pets are not allowed in the dining areas so please do not bring them. 
 
Friends & Family: The restaurant will be open for lunch so you are all welcome to watch your runner start and finish the race and enjoy fresh food and beverages that will be available for sale. WATCHING YOUR RUNNER: Given the new course and that this is a trail race so there are ‘limited opportunities’ to view your runner beyond the start and finish but we will have maps of the race available.

A little more about our  home for the race, Mountain Springs and Captains Cove Restaurant and Bar, 2619 Hill Rd
 
“Reading's best kept secret. Great place to take the family. Excellent service and a great menu. I try something new often.”
“Very nice place, love the back deck. Best french fries I’ve ever had! Burgers are huge and have and outstanding taste!”
“The food and prices were great,  The atmosphere is fun and the pirate theme is serious, we really loved it and are looking forward to returning”


Directions: FROM PHILLY: DO NOT USE ANY DIRECTIONS THAT INCLUDE THE TURNPIKE, won’t work with these directions: Go to King of Prussia, take 202 S & pick up Rt 422 W from the onramp toward Pottstown; take it past Pottstown to Reading . After you pass the Reading Country Club on your right, you will see Target and Giant on your right side, bear right onto Bus Rt. 422W (Mt Penn). **From the next light (M&T bank on your left) go apprx 2 miles to a Y, continue to the right and in less than ½ mile, turn right onto Glen Rd just before start of bridge. At the end of Glen Rd, go right onto Hill Rd. Continue on Hill road for ½ mile and Mountain Springs and Captains Cove Restaurant is on your left. Our friendly staff will show you where to park. Remember car pools with 3+ runners will get you preferred parking.
 
FROM LANCASTER: Take Rt. 222 N. to Reading, **After passing Mall on left, bear right onto Rt. 422 East toward Pottstown (is also Rt. 222S). Stay on Rt. 422E past Lancaster Ave exit and Rt. 176 South exit until the Mt Penn Exit. Take the exit, go left at the top of ramp. Go to the 3rd light, take left onto Bus Rt. 422W and follow Philly instructs above after the **.
 
FROM ALLENTOWN: Bus. Rt. 222 S toward Reading (DON’T take new Reading bypass) Go 2 miles thru shopping areas. 200 yards past Pizza Hut & a Loews, go left onto Rt 12 (old Rdg Bypass). Take 2nd exit; Spring Valley Rd. Go right at end of exit. Take 2nd left (past Crab Barn) up McKnights Gap Rd. Go straight thru stop sign at top to next stop sign 25 yds ahead. Take left and then an immediate hard right up Skyline Dr. Take 1st left onto List Rd. At next intersect (List & Angola), go straight across and continue for approx. 1 mile on List Rd until it comes to a T, turn right onto Hill Rd and go for 0.7 miles, Mountain Springs and Captains Cove Restaurant will be on your right. Car Pool w/ 3 runners in your car and get preferred parking!
 
FROM LEBANON OR COAL REGION: Leb: Take 422 east and follow Lancaster directions above after ** Coal Region: take Rt 61S or Rt 183S to Rt 222S, take RT 222S to 422E, follow Lancaster directions above after **.
 
Questions? Contact Ken Seale at mudfestdirector@pagodapacers.com or at 610-488-8475
Co-Directors are: Beth Auman, Jeff Merritt and Erik Leeds
 
App also viewable on www.pretzelcitysports.com
Insurance Provided By Road Runner Clubs of America
 

Announcements 


University of Wisconsin Survey
The University of Wisconsin Madison Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab is conducting a survey regarding the running behaviors of women who have had children and we are requesting your participation. 

They are conducting this survey to find out more information regarding how pregnancy and child birth may have changed your running habits.   If you are a female who has had at least 1 child you may be eligible to participate. 

The following link will take you to questions that will ask you about exercise and running history before, during and following pregnancy.  We ask that you only complete this survey once.
    
The survey is completely anonymous and takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. 
 


Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run 

1st and 2nd place runners:
Michelle Gallen 32:51
Jessica Cygan 33:42. 
Tim Getz 27:07 
Justin O'Brian 27:51

 

Complete list of results will be available on Monday 12/29 and in the Races & Results tab above.

Membership
New membership drive begins Oct. 1, please renew in a timely fashion.  You can renew online or there will be an application to mail in inside the newsletter.

Pacer Scholarship Deadline
February 28, 2015
Click here for more details!

Club Events


Monthly Business Meetings 
This month's meeting 
Thursday 3/12/15
General Membership Meeting
Blind Hartmans Tavern
2910 Pricetown Road
Temple, PA
~~~NEW LOCATION!~~~
 
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.
7:00 pm  All are welcome

 

Our Mission

The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club promotes physical fitness and public wellness. We conduct athletic activities in our community, organize competitions, social gatherings, and educate the public on physical fitness and wellness. We promote participation in the sports of running, cycling, duathlons, & triathlons. We also encourage members to be more than just athletes by conducting a variety of social and civic activities in the Reading, Pennsylvania area.
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